python-prctl - Python interface to the prctl() syscall (Python 2)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename python-prctl_1.6.1-2build1_i386.deb
Package name python-prctl
Package version 1.6.1
Package release 2build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/python
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 32.85 KB
Installed size 130.00 KB
The Linux prctl() function allows you to control specific characteristics of a
process' behaviour. Usage of the function is fairly messy though, due to
limitations in C and Linux. This module provides a nice non-messy Python(ic)
This package installs the library for Python 2.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-prctl_1.6.1-2build1_amd64.deb 1.6.1 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
python-prctl - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libcap2 >= 1:2.10
python << 2.8
python >= 2.7~
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~
python:any << 2.8


Type URL
Binary Package python-prctl_1.6.1-2build1_i386.deb
Source Package python-prctl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install python-prctl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install python-prctl




2017-08-04 - Michael Hudson-Doyle <>
python-prctl (1.6.1-2build1) artful; urgency=medium
* No change rebuild to drop Python 3.5 support.
2017-06-18 - Felix Geyer <>
python-prctl (1.6.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable.
2017-05-06 - Felix Geyer <>
python-prctl (1.6.1-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream version (Closes: #750470)
- Fixes: prctl.set_proctitle corrupts process environment (Closes: #776476)
* Set maintainer to DPMT with current maintainer's consent
* Add a python3 package (Closes: #858448)
* Clean up build-depends
* Switch to debhelper compat level 10
* Use Homepage control field for upstream repo
* Add a watch file
* Declare compatibility with policy 3.9.8
2015-08-18 - Matthias Klose <>
python-prctl (1.1.1-1.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build using dh-python. Closes: #786312.
2012-04-26 - Jakub Wilk <>
python-prctl (1.1.1-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build documentation in override_dh_auto_build target rather than in build
target (closes: #666322). Thanks to Lucas Nussbaum for the bug report.
+ Bump build-dependency on debhelper to >= 7.0.50~.
2010-04-19 - Dennis Kaarsemaker <>
python-prctl (1.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Allow the running kernel to be < 2.6.26, useful for buildds
* Initial release to debian proper (Closes: #578328) 
2010-03-21 - Dennis Kaarsemaker <>
python-prctl (1.1-0~seveas1) lucid; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Add full capability handling
2010-03-12 - Dennis Kaarsemaker <>
python-prctl (1.0-0~seveas1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release.

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